Area: Vaucluse, Rhône
Grapes: Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre & Roussanne
Alcohol: 13% VOL.
“La Clairière” has a nice pink color with a nose of lime, gooseberries and dried apricot and a similar taste complemented by notes of red berries. The bottle itself is decorative, and if you hold the neck and turn it over, it can be used as a fun “bouquet” for a hostess gift. The grapes are harvested early in the morning to maintain freshness.
La Clairière is good as an apéritif or for salad dishes, carpaccio, and grilled fish.
Domaine de la Palud is in the south of the town of Orange in the Rhône area. Marie-Laure Grangeon produces top wines with “know-how” handed down from her ancestors. Domaine de la Palud has been the family property since 1841 and prior to that the vineyard belonged to a Provencal noble family for five centuries. On the vineyard there is still a building (a tower) dating back to the 14th century.
Marie-Laure Grageon’s wines are splendid examples of what the Châteauneuf-du-Pape district and the Côtes du Rhône have to offer.